Printing with a laserjet 1018
modulok at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 12:44:54 UTC 2008
Did you upload the firmware to the printer?
I'm not sure if this printer is the same as mine (1020), but I think
this is a dumb printer, which requires a firware upload each time it
is power cycled. Unfortunately in my case, the FreeBSD USB driver had
to be modified in order to talk with the printer, as it was not
capable of communicating in a USB compliant manner, prior to the
firmware upload. (Genius.)
On 3/4/08, Bob Falanga <rfalang.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, I am still new at unix type OS so where do I make these changes?
> Thank you,
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 6:35 PM, Michael Ross <michael.ross at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Bob Falanga schrieb:
> > > First of all, thanks to those who have helped me so far.
> > > I have configured the printer and everything looks OK, but when I do a
> > test
> > > print the test page goes into the printer queue and stays there for
> > ever.
> > > The printer doesn't even squeak. First I had to use the print driver for
> > a
> > > laserjet 1010 as I couldn't kind a driver for the 1018. Second the
> > printer
> > > does work under the alternate OS.
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > >
> > HP printer using CUPS, right?
> > Try using /usr/local/bin/lpr instead of /usr/bin/lpr.
> > Same goes for lprm, lpq and friends.
> > Make sure all your apps do.
> > Maybe replace /usr/bin/lpr with /usr/local/bin/lpr.
> > Repeat after installworld.
> > HTH
> > Michael
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